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Posted in: Searchers struggle with lack of clues to fate of missing 7-year-old boy See in context

Just did a check, it seems sniffer dogs are still able to pick up a trail after rain, as long as it is not left too long, days/weeks.

I think the daughter needs to be questioned on this also, and an appeal to hava anyone who had rocks thrown at them to come forward, that shouldn't be too difficult.

Mitsuru Wakayama, a spokesman for the nearby town of Nanae, said local residents only occasionally pass through the mountainous area as a short cut.

I have to admit, I'm very sceptic about the parents story at this point, I'm just wondering if this is a smokescreen.

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Posted in: Actress Jennifer Aniston is world's most beautiful woman: People See in context

in the celebrity world...

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Posted in: 4-month-old boy dies of fractured skull at unauthorized childcare facility See in context

Something to consider, what if the injury occured "before" arriving at the facility...

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Posted in: Man questioned over 130 break-ins in Tokyo, Saitama since Feb See in context

"I used the money for fuzoku," the suspect is quoted by police in referring to the commercial sex industry.

Err, ¥33m will buy an awful lot of sex, can imagine being pretty sore after that ;)

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Posted in: Woman's body found in bay in Kanagawa See in context

From another source:

On Wednesday morning, the body was found wrapped in a brown plastic sheet and floating about 20 meters off the coast in Koajiro Bay. It was also attached to a concrete block that was used as a sinker with a yellow and black rope.

Police believe that the woman was thrown into the water while alive and drowned. According to Nippon News Network (July 30), the woman died the day before her body was discovered.

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Posted in: 77-yr-old woman dies after being knocked down by cyclist listening to music See in context

I cycle home in the evening on route 246 to Futako Tamagawa. Usually around Sangenjaya station it is not uncommon to have kids cycling on the wrong side of the very dangerous 246 road, with headphones in, while texting and completely oblivious, I used to had to swerve to miss them until unfortunately I swerved into the corner of a bus. If I could have gave chase I would have grabbed him and and dragged him to the nearest koban, unfortunately a broken rib prevented me giving chase.

This kid probably did have earphones in, it doesn't stop you from seeing, but texting does. I really hope these new laws are enforced in some way, starting with this kid, throw the book at them, they are giving decent cyclists a bad name.

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Posted in: The new residence card system -- everything you need to know See in context

I have a quick question which I hope someone in the know can answer.

I have the old "Gaijin" card and I'm planning to leave the country for a short holiday next month but I don't have a re-entry permit at the moment, would I still need a re-entry permit under the new system?

Cheers in advance for any help

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